Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oaks Park Day

Wednesday was the official Oaks Park Amusement Park day for Washington County Library summer reading program finishers. I called Butch and Jo that morning from swimming lessons and asked if they were going. We decided to do it. So, after a quick grocery store trip and grabbing food from McD's, we drove to the other side of Portland for some fun.

Anna really liked the spinny balloon ride.

Becca liked this car ride, until it started moving. Then she cried the whole time.

This is William with Alyssa and Spencer on William's favorite ride. (It made Spencer almost puke.)

Becca loved riding on this carousel horse - the kind that didn't go up and down. She kept leaning over to pet its face and laugh while we went around and around.

And this is the downpour that caught us as we tried to head back to our car.

Princess Party

To celebrate her birthday, we threw Anna a Princess party. We had all the girls come in costume. After making necklaces with yarn and foamy beads, we read the princess and the pea and played a princess and the pea game. We took turns hiding a small bouncy ball under a pillow and having girls sit on it and guess which one had it. Then, we read the frog prince and played pin the kiss on the froggy.

Finally we ate the castle cake, which unfortunately didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. I shouldn't have put it off to the last minute, I guess...

We were very excited that one of the gifts for Anna included a barbie style wig. Now Becca can finally have some hair! If only she wouldn't pull it off so quickly!

Anna's Birthday

Anna turned 4 on August 7th. We wanted to go to Olive Garden but found it too crowded, so we decided to hit our favorite little downtown Italian place instead. It was not at all crowded and the food was great, as always.

Anna had a good time opening her gifts and couldn't wait to play with them.

Becca really liked the Chocolate Torte but Anna thought it was too dense.